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People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

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Trump Is Right: We "Let" Them

<b>Trump:</b> Yeah, that's her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful -- I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do</b> …

‘They put us through hell’: A Marine abused at boot camp explains why he spoke out

By Dan Lamothe<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Former Pvt. Thomas Jacob Weaver was in bed late one night, near the end of his three months at Marine Corps boot camp, when several drill instructors burst into his platoon’s room. Many of them smelled like …

Military

Artist Transforms Single Sheets of Paper Into Intricately Cut Designs

Delicate and exceptionally elaborate, Pippa Dyrlaga’s exquisite paper art is a cut above the rest.<p>The Yorkshire-based artist transforms simple sheets of plain paper into extraordinarily complex works of art using nothing but a pencil and a scalpel. Dyrlaga fell in love with the craft as an art …

Paper Craft

Erotic Body Art by Sad Amish Tattooer

Note: Contains nudity. Sultry and self-indulgent, Sad Amish Tattooer’s art captures sensual candids. Sweet, funny, graphic, orgasmic, his sketches …

See How Much House $300,000 Can Buy Across the U.S.

<i>By Deborah Kearns</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself, "How much house can I afford?" in different cities across the country? Well, in conjunction with Realtor.com, we've crunched the numbers for you to find out what $300,000 buys in the 20 largest metro markets in the United States.<p>What's more, we've …

Trauma is the root cause of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate

Trauma is at the nature of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate.<p>“Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental …

Vancouver

You Don’t Outgrow the Effects of an Alcoholic Parent

Alcoholism has a lasting impact on children.<p>Most of the adult children of alcoholics who I know underestimate the effects of being raised in an …

Siblings

16 Horrible Sexual Experiences That Are Also Hilarious

5 Practical Steps for Parents: From Whining and Crying to Thinking and Reasoning

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Rethinking madness: inside the world's oldest mental asylum

For years, the term 'asylum' has evoked images of chaos and cruelty – in spite of the mental health community's attempts to give it new meaning. Examining 700 years of history at the world's oldest psychiatric hospital, Bethlem, a new exhibition intends to set things straight.<p><i>By Guy Kelly,</i> …

29 Times Parents Were Hilarious And The Internet Loved It

Because sometimes you can't take yourself too seriously in the world of parenting.<p>When you’re in the throes of parenting chaos, you can’t take yourself too seriously. Between the messes, sleep deprivation and utter frustration, it’s important to keep a sense of humor.<p>Luckily, there are many funny …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

69 Sex Positions You Need to Put on Your Bucket List, Like, Yesterday

In the wonderful world of sexual intercourse, there's getting down — and then there's <i>getting down</i>.<p>Don't get us wrong; we're always down for a casual …

Bucket Lists

7 Expert-Backed Tips For How To Make A New Habit Permanent

Now you have an excuse to take a vacation.<p>If you've ever set out to transform your fitness habits, you probably know that achieving consistency can be a terribly difficult feat -- it's always easy to find an excuse to stay in bed or retreat to the couch with a glass of wine.<p>But if humans are …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

Why Do I Miss Being Bipolar?

The medication I take to treat my bipolar disorder works perfectly. Sometimes I wish it didn’t.<p><b>The mood stabilizer</b> that saved my life, Lamictal, has a rare side effect where all of your skin falls off and you die. Wide blistered bands of your flesh slide away with ease. Fortunately, I am …

Mental Health

Hippie parents want your money to fund hippie parenting

(NEWSER) – The Allens have become famously unconventional parents, and they want your money to keep it that way.<p>Adele and Matt Allen live in England with their children, 5-year-old Ulysses and 1-year-old Ostara, and practice "off-grid parenting." That means no vaccinations or modern medicine, no …

One-Bag Dinners

A single trip to the grocery store is your ticket to a world tour of flavors in these Monday-to-Friday mains.<p>Get the shopping list<p><b>monday</b><br>Baked Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes <b><br>tuesday</b><br>Tortilla Pie<b><br>wednesday</b><br>Chicken Piccata <b><br>thursday</b><br>Sauteed Cajun Shrimp<b><br>friday</b><br>Linguine Arrabbiata

15 Reasons Why Toddlers Are Such Angry Little People

Toddlers get a bad rap. Their lives are tumultuous and filled with people who just don’t understand that they need their sandwiches cut into perfect …

24 of the Best Red, White + Blue Party Ideas for 4th of July

Whether you’ve got a BBQ bonanza or a backyard pool party in mind, you better make sure your Fourth of July get-together is next-level with modern red, white and blue *everything*. You can take a swing at a DIY rocket pop piñata or, better yet, sink your teeth into a delicious red, white and blue …

July 4th

Honest E-Mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

"When life gives you lemons, quickly take them all home, because lemons have gotten really expensive due to global warming and inflation."<p>"If you love someone, let him out of the basement once you're sure that you can trust him not to tell anyone what you have down there."<p>"Life is like the ocean. …

Natural Ways To Increase Serotonin So You Feel Happier

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Ketogenic Diet Fights Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Aids Weight Loss Say Psychiatrists

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet has been shown to ease depression and bipolar disorder. The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is known for …

Understanding and Improving Parent-Child Attachment

<i>Today we have a guest post by Carol Lozier, MSW, a clinical social worker who specializes in helping</i> <i>adopted and foster children.</i><p><b><br>How to Understand and</b> …

Parenting